how to fix a metal pipe?

Discussion in 'Marijuana Methods' started by chrisscorsese88, Sep 24, 2008.

  1. chrisscorsese88

    chrisscorsese88 Registered

    i'm not sure if this is the right place, but i have a metal pipe with unscrewable and rescrewable chambers. the actual bowl piece where the weed goes no longer screws on tightly anymore. i figured maybe superglue would work if i glued it on the outside part where it wouldn't interact with the weed, but that brings up two complications, according to my friend. i could no longer scrap right under that part for resin unless i ripped it off and re-glued it everytime. the other is that my friend said i'd basically be smoking the glue. so any suggestions on how to fix it, or should i just get another pipe? and i refuse to smoke out of a tinny.
     
  2. stinkyattic

    stinkyattic CultiModerVatorAtor

    Get another pipe.
    Super Glue contains a Cyanide compound... NEVER use it on your pieces, especially in an area that gets hot and causes it to off-gas fumes. MMMM cyanoacrylate ftw! My fave!
    :dead:

    Also scraping resin is giving you... well, a lot of nasty tar and unburned plant material for the tiny amount of psychoactives you get. It's really bad for you, like all the nasty shit in bong water concentrated to smokeable form, with greasy shit stuck tot eh sides of the bong added for good measure.
     
  3. jimmy8778

    jimmy8778 Registered+

    if you clean it you could weld it together
     
  4. chrisscorsese88

    chrisscorsese88 Registered

    well i think cleaning it is what broke it in the first place, because everytime i scraped the resin (yes, you don't have to repeat it, i know it's terrible and a last-resort desperate thing to do) i scraped too hard where the piece screws on.

    i'll probably just get another pipe then, though it might be difficult for me to find since not that many people, including my family, know i smoke.
     
  5. stinkyattic

    stinkyattic CultiModerVatorAtor

    Even a lot of gas stations sell little pot pipes, especially in and around cities. The ones run by Pakistani families seem to have the best deals on sweet imported pipes, like those pretty carved-stone ones.
    Good luck!
     
  6. serpentine5

    serpentine5 Registered+

    LOL, Stinky,
    I was just talking to a riding buddy about that. We are going this weekend to hit all the foreigner ran stations around here and see which ones have decent stuff for future reference.

    BTW, not to thread jack... just I have a metal pipe question....
    the very first time I hit a pipe (honestly dont think it was herb in the bowl...), it was a home made copper pipe made from copper plumbing pipes. He soldered all the joints to seal it.
    Would this be a mistake?
    Would copper or solder off-gas like the superglue idea? I know if I use a torch I can melt the solder, but I am talking about using a regular bic lighter or zippo....
    thanks
     
    Last edited: Oct 1, 2008
  7. stinkyattic

    stinkyattic CultiModerVatorAtor

    Well, there are many preparations of solder, for different applications. Traditional solder is made of lead, sometimes with a rosin 'flux' added to it to help adhesion to the metal being soldered. Flux is often made of tree sap, and I imagine would be quite tarry and bod for you if there was any residue left, and lead- well, that one goes without saying! More modern solders can be purchased lead-free; these are much more expensive and made of tin.
    The safest method would actually be BRAZING, which uses metal such as brass that requires a lot higher temperature to melt, or of course welding, where the metal itself is melted together without use of a second metal.

    Personally, I'd avoid anything containing lead. The others probably won't give you issues at Bic temperature, lol.
     
  8. Mississippi Steve

    Mississippi Steve Registered+

    Instead of screwing around with a junky pipe, make you a waterpipe. Don't try to smoke the resin.... thats the worst thing you can do to your lungs. You might as well be trying to smoke asphalt, and it will do about the same thing to your lungs, and be just as nasty.

    Simple water pipe filters out a lot of the nasty stuff, cools the smoke, smoothes out even the rankest schwag and dirt weed. Plus you only need a fraction of the weed to get you high as hell.
     
  9. KomfortablyKnumb

    KomfortablyKnumb Registered+

    throw it away and get a glass pipe
     
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  10. DankASauresRX

    DankASauresRX Registered+

    Sorry to hear about the pipe but i also agree with the others. Its time to buy a new metal one. They are all over the place online for cheap, or at a tobacco store, or your nearest smoke shop. I love when i get a new pipe. But if you absolutely positively need to fix the metal pipe, i would recommend Lok-tite(spelling?!) But i don't think that would be good to smoke with. Just buy a new one
     
  11. dano420

    dano420 Registered+

    pipes glass vapes

    this is just a idea i have!!! all post,ideas,directions will be greatly appreciated

    i live in wisconsin and i want to move to michigan cuz mmj. i have back pain,insomnia,depression. i want to get a mmj card. no dah right lol but i really want to know is i want to open a small shop for selling glass pipes bongs graphics vapes papers rollers ect ect just a stoner pipe shop. i think i want to go with the rule no one under 18 yrs of age allowed in!!! keeps cops happy!!! keeps parents and others at a happey medium i hope??????? also does any one know if i could have a smoking room in back for the public to come and try ot the vapes and bongs and stuff!!! i wouldnt be selling mmj growing mmj or anything like that i just want to make a place that people can go to to get high with thier meds. any body know anyone who runs a smoke pipe shop?????

    thanks for your input!!!! :smokin:
     
  12. SF420chronic

    SF420chronic Registered

    You should use this opportunity to upgrade to a glass pipe. Some pipes are not made from the best metals and can come bulk from overseas. If there is not a head shop in your area you can find pretty cool stuff online.
     
  13. Starfox

    Starfox Registered

    Hey I live in MI. MMJ was just passed so we don't even have dispensaries yet, even in the extremely liberal towns of Ann Arbor and Royal Oak. We do though have many pipe shops, at least in my county (OAKLAND) which is the most affluent, built up, and well known. These shops have very strict rules, referring to all of their pipes as 'tobacco pipes' and 'water pipes'. They even have big signs that say "All of our products are used for TOBACCO SMOKING ONLY", and the vaps are actually referred to as 'oil burners'. Oh and of course you must be 18 to purchase anything, seeing as how you must be 18 years old to smoke tobacco. Secondly, there is absolutely no smoking allowed in the shops, and no talk of weed going on. Honestly I would move to Cali if you are serious about your post, I won't go into specifics but certain parts of California would be more of what you are looking for. Hope that helped!
     
  14. Starfox

    Starfox Registered

    Hey I live in MI. MMJ was just passed so we don't even have dispensaries yet, even in the extremely liberal towns of Ann Arbor and Royal Oak. We do though have many pipe shops, at least in my county (OAKLAND) which is the most affluent, built up, and well known. These shops have very strict rules, referring to all of their pipes as 'tobacco pipes' and 'water pipes'. They even have big signs that say "All of our products are used for TOBACCO SMOKING ONLY", and the vaps are actually referred to as 'oil burners'. Oh and of course you must be 18 to purchase anything, seeing as how you must be 18 years old to smoke tobacco. Secondly, there is absolutely no smoking allowed in the shops, and no talk of weed going on. Honestly I would move to Cali if you are serious about your post, I won't go into specifics but certain parts of California would be more of what you are looking for. Hope that helped!
     
  15. kgb420

    kgb420 Registered+

    definitely don't use superglue or any other type of glue.. and honestly, just get a new GLASS pipe, as metal pipes are bad..
     
  16. Ub3rB0ng

    Ub3rB0ng Registered+

    Smoke shops everywhere say that dude,this post is hella old,why not make anew one?and so you know,smokeshops in Cali are exactly the way you described so read up on your ibfo before you post :)
     
  17. smokealot123

    smokealot123 Registered+

    get a new pipe.. better yet get a pack of pipes :) because they come in a pack of 3 with screens for $7.99 at almost any smoke store.
     
  18. colen219

    colen219 Registered

    thank for the suggestion!
     
  19. pipesdaddy

    pipesdaddy Registered+

    Thanks for all the information.When you want to indulge into your passion, take the decision very carefullly and do that with the thing.
     
  20. qwisoking

    qwisoking Banned

    Flemings unite!! Haha but yea no go on the metal pipes
     

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